Lisa Allen Agostini’s new book of poems, Swallowing the Sky, was published in May by Cane Arrow Press.
Here is an excerpt from a review by Shivanee Ramlochan in PaperBased.org.
Confessional poems are often bleak and beautiful, wrapped up with honest and complicated hopefulness. In her newest collection,Swallowing the Sky, Allen-Agostini champions a strong poetic voice mired in such admission, one that’s borne bitter regrets, and emerged on the other side of harrowing landscapes. If life is a permanent gayelle, poems such as these are prepared to do battle in those confines. These verses ring out in celebration of fresh loves and sharp-suited new romantic possibilities, delving deep into the scar tissue of family secrets, seeking and stating truths with confidence and clarity.
To see the rest of the review go to http://paperbased.org/2015/07/17/swallowing-the-sky-by-lisa-allen-agostini/